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Posted on December 1 at 4:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If the bridge height were raised, the RR tracks would also have to be raised over a mile in each direction to get the grade safe & correct. That would be millions of $$ to do. If that could not be done, then digging the roadway deeper under the tracks would likely put it below the water table and flood it since its right next to the Indian Kill. Putting a bridge over the railway would be colossal too. Glenridge Road does not have to be a large truck route, there are lots of alternate routes that truckers have lived with for nearly a century before this bridge was rebuilt. I kind of miss the old bridge. Gave the town some character in that area.

From: Is GPS at fault for repeated Glenville railroad bridge accidents?

Posted on November 29 at 7:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If these trucks are relying so much on GPS then this problem is very solvable by technology. Bridge heights and similar data are readily available to be used by GPS\routing systems and if drivers input their truck heights to these systems it would warn them not to take this route. That being said its time to start levying some hefty fines for those who hit the bridge for not paying attention.

From: Glenville bridge struck again by tractor trailer

Posted on October 6 at 1:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Carmen, sounds like you need a new Roadside Assistance plan. That was really poor customer service on their part. Kudos to the Trooper!

From: League hosting voter registration booths

Posted on September 16 at 1:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hope they put up some kind of sign long before drivers get to the ADK Loj if the lots are full as it will turn into a traffic nightmare with cars trying to turn around then go down South Meadow, etc.

From: DEC warns about Adirondack High Peaks parking

Posted on September 14 at 6:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Its right next to the Tongue Mountain range where there is a known population of Timber rattlers. Not surprised that they are showing up on these islands. Snakes can swim...

From: DEC: Rattlesnake caught on Turtle Island in Lake George

Posted on September 8 at 5:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As the character Red Forman would say: "Dumba$$"

From: Ryan Lochte's suspension could mark the end of his professional career

Posted on August 30 at 11:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

18,000 square FEET of mountains and wilderness??? That's a building size footprint. Which wilderness are did they film in? Siamese Ponds, West Canada?

From: Shaq survives 'Running Wild' in Adirondacks

Posted on August 19 at 7:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

One of the local shelter's hours near me has hours from Tuesday-Saturday 12-4:30 PM and closed Sunday & Monday. For those who work normal hours, how on earth would someone find time to visit that shelter to adopt? I bet if they were open just a couple evenings a week it would do wonders in helping get these animals adopted. There's an easy fix.

From: Shift in energy policy will harm taxpayers

Posted on August 18 at 2:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

NYS seriously needs to rebuild Thruway Exit 24 Eastbound so drivers are not exiting to the left anymore. I travel this everyday and see cars piled up as so many drivers get into the left lane miles before needing to exit. I may be wrong, but is this the only exit on the entire Thruway that exits to the left?

From: Self-entitled drivers a menace to others

Posted on August 13 at 8:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

These supposedly mature and responsible individuals killed a woodchuck for entertainment in a very inhumane manner. That's what makes it a big deal. There are lots of nuisance rabbits and squirrels around my yard I'd have no issue getting rid of too, but you won't see me trying to run them down with a riding lawn mower.

From: Hope "low-life" who took money is proud

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